July 12th, 2012
02:07 PM ET

Biden takes on voting rights issues at NAACP convention

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden delivered a rousing address to the NAACP in Houston on Thursday, bolstering support for President Barack Obama and drawing sharp contrasts with the Republican Party on civil rights issues.

On the heels of recent voter identification disputes, Biden strayed from his typical campaign speech to zero in on voting rights, arguing that Republicans were making it more difficult for certain group to vote.

By implementing laws requiring voters to present official identification at the voting booth, Biden said, the GOP sees "a different future, where voting is made harder, not easier."

Democrats have said that such laws are politically motivated and intended to suppress minorty voting, given that fewer people in minority groups carry government-issued IDs. Republicans, meanwhile, make the case that such laws prevent fraud and protect the integrity of the system.

The issue was a hot topic this week at the NAACP convention, where Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Tuesday and lambasted states that have considered or attempted to implement such laws, including Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania.

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  1. California

    Liberals being racist.

    Some things never change.

    July 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • Howard

      Biden is a BAFOON. The only 'things' more embarrassing than Biden, are Pelosi, Frank, Reid, and Schultz.

      July 14, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  2. demwit

    After requiring all NAACP members to show their ID on entry, Biden then attacked Republicans for wanting to implement laws requiring voters to present IDs at the voting booth.., not that the two are related.

    July 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • just_a_moderate

      You do see and understand the difference correct? If I choose to vacation in Europe, I need a passport. It's not a requirement for me to vote. It never should be.

      Let's be honest. When you folks hear the statistics that minorities and the poor are less likely to have ID's, what is it that makes you support those ID laws even more? What kind of awful person would support a law that disenfranchises others?

      The same people that want ID laws came from bloodlines that wanted Grandfather tests and poll taxes. No. Your ancestors weren't patriots, they were bigots. Same deal today.

      July 13, 2012 at 9:14 am |
      • Steveo

        Wrong!

        You have to have an ID to cash a check, you have to have an ID to buy a bottle of alcohol (if you are young looking), IDs are free as states provide them.. SC had a program to pick people up and take to get get an ID. The problem was not enough people took advantage of that service! When will it be time out from playing a victim?

        July 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
      • Joe

        Disenfranchising? Who can't get a voter id? Voter fraud is a serious issue. If it is not controlled, then everyone is disenfranchised. Think about it before spouting your typical democratic narrative

        July 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
      • BetterThanLife

        The Poor don't have ID?
        You must have more stringent ID than these voter laws to apply for and collect Food Stamps.
        You must have more stringent ID than these laws to apply for and collect HUD subsidies.
        You must have more stringent ID to apply for and collect welfare.
        You must have more stringent ID to legally get a job and maintain it.
        You must have more stringent ID to start Social Security
        You must have at least this level of ID to use Medicare.

        Who are these poor people without ID?

        July 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
      • Steveo

        States declare , if you want to drive you must have an ID in the form of a drivers license as well as insurance. The left did not holler about that because there NO political advantage in that. Yet when anyone brings up having ID to vote the left raises hell! Why? POLITICAL advantage is at stake!

        July 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  3. John

    Leave crazy Joe alone – he and his ife make over $300K a year and he thinks he is "middle class". And the libs say Romney is out of touch.
    Abd, BTW Libs – how many times have you heard about Wasserman-Shultz's Swiss Bank Account? None? Thats what I thought.

    July 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      AND I AM GUESSING THOSE ARE ALL DISCLOSED? WHERE ARE MITT ROMNEY'S TAX RETURNS? WHAT IS HE HIDING?

      SO IF A CONGRESSWOMAN WHO HAS THOUSANDS IN HER 401K INVESTED ON FOREIGN ENTITIES IS SUCH A BAD THING, THEN I GUESS ROMNEY IS A MAJOR CROOK FOR HIDING HIS ASSETS IN SWISS AND CAYMAN ACCOUNTS. AND YEAH, THE GUY IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE USA. WHATEVER DOES CONGRESS THINK OF HIM WHEN THEY GO ALL CRAZY ABOUT US OLYMPIC UNIFORMS MADE IN CHINA.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      July 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • jean2009

      Gee..... According the the Repukes he is middle class.

      July 13, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  4. 1crusader

    Excellent speech by Joe Biden to the NAACP, and he was the right man to deliver the speech, and rally the troops .The president could not have been as forthright.Most of us ( especially people of color), know what the game is that the GOP is playing on vote r I D laws.On that issue, and others that Biden addressed, people have to understand the seriousness of what' is at stake-for all Americans, not just minorities.

    July 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      "rally the troops" isn't that a military term? And did not Obama say; "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." You guys need to cut out the hate speech.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  5. California

    Biden spoke to an empty house.

    100 Billion cut from the debt in ten years? 10 Billion a year? Talk about a joke.

    The arrogance of this buffoon is laughable at best. You go buffoon.

    July 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  6. John

    There is virtually no voter fraud. GOP is looking for excuses to implement Voter suppression. GOP does not believe in Democracy.......

    July 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Democrats believe Mickey Mouse, Adolf Hitler and I.P. Frehley should be able to vote multiple times. They also think the dead should get to vote and convicted felons too. Oh well, dont let the truth get in your way.

      July 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
      • John

        The facts do not support you. You are trying to create a problem when there is none. You really are against people who do not support you from voting. GOP want to take the country back to time where voting was hard.

        July 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        You really should be an election judge when asked to volunteer in elections. You would know that someone with the name of 'Kool-Aid Police' could only vote once if 'Kool-Aid Police' was listed as a registered voter at the polling location where he is sent to vote. Once someone with that name shows up at his designated polling-place his name is crossed off and no further ballots can be issued for that person.If you had someone impersonate you on that day, you would have to go to the office of the town, county or federal clerk of elections in your area and plead your case to them. I was trained as a judge and have worked for local, state and federal elections over the years and know this is true. Never had someone claim that someone had stolen their name to vote – never, ever.
        I would be more worried about the way the RNC has handled their own elections in their own primaries and caucus voting. Talk about whacked.

        July 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
      • C-Lo

        Actually, John, the fact DO support KAP http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2486798/posts

        July 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
      • jean2009

        Actually according to most sources voter fraud in this country is basically non-existent....qualifies only as a myth.

        http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/04/24/the-myth-of-voter-fraud

        July 13, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  7. Kool-Aid Police

    Joe is crazier than an outhouse rat.

    July 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      And, you as an outhouse rat would know, right?

      July 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
  8. California

    Democrats are wanting to make up their lost votes from the breakup of ACORN after all they can't win an election without dead people voting and voting often.

    July 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      What are you – twelve years old, or something under? Or, you have never voted in your life but pretend to know. You can't vote multiple times. Dead people are purged from the voting records on a regular basis throughout the year by local, county and federal offices. Even if ONE might have been missed, you as a voter-fraud guy wouldn't know which one it was.

      July 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
      • California

        Are you people really that naive? Rhetorical question. How's Mickey and Goofy voting this time around?

        July 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
      • jean2009

        They don't seem to understand that death records are checked by the Board of Elections in every municipality...and that Mickie Mouse and Kool Aid Police already need to supply proof of residency to vote....a drivers license, birth certificate, or a current local utility bill addressed to a person with that name.

        I'm saying most of these FOX rejects.... idiot posters have never voted in their life.

        July 13, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      Check out the fact that the RNC gave the vote to Mitt, then to Santorum THEN to the real winner RON PAUL weeks later in Iowa! Talk about STEALING HIS THUNDER! They screwed up in many more states. THEIR OWN ELECTIONS. YOU are the one taking Mickies and ACTING goofy if you think the rest of us aren't paying attention.

      July 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  9. DEcember 2012

    RIGHT. JUST LIKE THAT RONALD REAGAN GUY WHO KEEPS VOTING FOR CHANGE OF PARTY AFFILIATION.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    July 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  10. jerry

    problem is...and this has gotten little reporting...most of the seats were empty. Joe just don't draw much of a crowd, but then people come when the speaker actually has something to say...obama's message is old and tired and full of bs..

    July 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      And, Cheney who only had a 13% approval rating when he left office, is throwing Mitt a fundraiser in Wyoming. Now that's funny.....In fact, it's hilarious!

      July 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
      • jerry

        except for the fact it will raise millions and millions to get obama pushed back into the hole he crawled out of.

        July 13, 2012 at 1:03 am |
      • Steveo

        Yep, at least $4 million worth of funny! Seems to me that 13% is still better than the 10% approval rating for the Congress!

        July 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  11. John

    When you do not have the people behind you like the GOP you will resort to desperate measures to win and that includes suppress the vote. We all know what this is all about.....

    July 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Mary

      I find this piece very compelling. It's trguaialnr shape works for me formally, calling to mind the trinity represented in the church, yet the shape of the leaf is paganistic, like the Birth of Venus. It makes me very melancholy and nostalgic, as if it's reminding me of a time when religious idols and sexual attraction weren't divorced (something we now are forced to find in pop-idols). I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the face in the window. But I do know that it's necessary. It's what upsets the gentleness of the image and keeps me enraptured. Nice.

      July 31, 2012 at 12:00 am |
  12. DEcember 2012

    APPARENTLY, MITT ROMNEY'S NAACP VISIT WAS A DARE FROM DICK CHENEY WHO CLAIMED HE CAN P-I-SS OFF MORE BLACK PEOPLE THAN HE CAN.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    July 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • Steveo

      Yet somehow Romney (knowing it was enemy territory) STILL made it to the NAACP convention and Obama did not and will not! giggle, giggle!

      July 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      SO I'M GUESSING JOE BIDEN BEING THERE MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO YOU? IT'S ALL GOOD BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF BIDEN WHILE THEY COULDN'T WAIT TO SHOVE MITT ROMNEY OUT THE DOOR.

      July 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
      • Steveo

        does Biden being there mean something to you? What you don't get is the NAACP does not speak for all blacks! Not being negative but NO group speaks for all!! Ask Allen West about the CBC!!

        July 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! DID YOU SAY ALLEN WEST?? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

        BY ALL MEANS, BE LIKE ALLEN WEST. THE GUY WHO SEES COMMIES ON EVERY CORNER. I'M STARTING TO WONDER IF YOU REALLY ARE A BLACK PERSON.

        OH BY THE WAY, RUSH LIMBAUGH SAID MITT WAS BOOED BECAUSE HE WAS WHITE, I GUESS THAT MAKES BIDEN BLACK EVEN TO MORGAN FREEMAN'S STANDARDS. HE WAS BOOED BECAUSE HE WANTED TO GET BOOED.

        July 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
      • Steveo

        Wonder my race all day long. In fact, with all that giggling I wondering if you're a 12 year old girl!.

        Secondly, I don't listen to Rush. So, Romney got booed because he is GOP standing in front of a liberal crowd. How's that?

        July 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        DUDE, I AM LAUGHING LIKE ANY GROWN MAN WOULD AT GOP STUPIDITY. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO WRITES *GIGGLE* ON YOUR COMMENTS SO STOP PROJECTING YOUR SILLY FANTASIES ON ME.

        ANYWAY, SO YOU'RE SAYING MITT WANTED TO GET BOOED. DIDN'T I ALREADY SAY THAT? I THINK HE GOT BOOED BECAUSE HE SHOWED HOW MUCH OF A HYPOCRITE HE IS BY PROMISING TO GET RID OF 'OBAMACARE' AND THEY COULDN'T STOMACH ANOTHER MINUTE OF IT.

        July 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
      • Steveo

        I am reading posts by grown men (and women) yet NO one but you is giggling like school girl. BTW , my giggle is poking fun at all your ha ha ing! In saying that I project nothing that does not already exist!

        I NEVER said he wanted to be booed what i said was he was booed because he was GOP in front of a liberal crowd. That shows the classlessness of the crowd!

        July 13, 2012 at 9:08 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        I GUESS YOU ARE SOME KIND OF GIGGLE POLICE? CAN I INTEREST YOU IN A BOX OF GIGGLE DONUTS? COME ON NOW, YOUR INTEREST IN MY 'GIGGLES' AND 'SCHOOL GIRLS' IS GETTING DOWNRIGHT CREEPY.

        SO YOU'RE SAYING MITT WAS BOOED BECAUSE THE CROWD WAS CLASSLESS? I GUESS YOU NEVER BOOED A CLOWN BEFORE? BECAUSE THAT WAS ROMNEY IN FRONT OF THAT CROWD, A CLOWN WHO WAS JUST THERE TO P-I-SS OFF HIS AUDIENCE. HE ADMITS IT TOO SO ENOUGH ABOUT THAT CLOWN.

        July 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
      • Steveo

        I have said this twice already, yet you still don't get it. Romney was booed because he was GOP speaking before a liberal crowd. If Obama was booed by a crowd you would waste NO TIME expressing the same sentiments I just did . You too would proclaim the crowd as classless! Now do you get it?

        July 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  13. California

    NAACP is obviously a racist organization.

    I wonder how people would feel about an all white organization such as this one.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOU MEAN WHITE SUPREMACISTS GROUPS LIKE THE KLAN? I GUESS SINCE WHITE PEOPLE ARE BECOMING THE NEW MINORITY, THEY CAN GET ALL UPPITY NOW ABOUT RACISM. MAYBE AFTER SUFFERING THROUGH GENERATIONS OF SLAVERY BY COLORED PEOPLE. MAYBE.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      July 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Remind you that Obama is descended from slave owners and his father's family were not slaves.

        July 13, 2012 at 8:23 am |
      • jdhartlv

        Does your mother know your on the internet again?

        July 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
  14. dontbow

    biden and obama want all the illegals to be able to vote so what else is new. they will get votes any way they can no matter how bad for America.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      I BET TO YOU, ANYONE WHO DOESN'T LOOK WHITE IS AN ILLEGAL. SO WHERE ARE YOUR PAPERS?

      July 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  15. DEcember 2012

    WE HAVE ALL SEEN THIS BEFORE FROM RACIST AND BITTER LOSER REPUBLITARDS. THESE ARE THE SAME 'BIRTHER' LOSERS WHO CANNOT STOMACH THE FACT THAT AN 'UPPITY' BLACK MAN IS HOLDING THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY. NOW THEY ARE FOCUSING ON DENYING PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO VOTE BECAUSE OF VOTER FRAUD? IF ANYONE WHO SHOULD BE UPSET ABOUT FRAUD, IT IS THE DEMOCRATS.

    EVENTUALLY WE ALL MUST DECIDE ON WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH OUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO VOTE. DO YOU WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE AN AMERICAN OR DO WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE YOU'RE JUST BUYING LIQUOR?

    I WOULD LAUGH AT THE ABSURDITY OF IT ALL BUT THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER.

    July 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
    • jerry

      hard to believe anyone could be as ignorant as you...wow!

      July 13, 2012 at 1:04 am |
    • Jay in NC

      You say "THE FACT THAT AN 'UPPITY' BLACK MAN" is that what you think of President Obama? You Liberals are racist for sure.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:22 am |
    • John

      Throbbing member 2012 – even for you this is bad. You are a racist. We see it in the majority of your posts. Uppity black man? Who do you think voted for Obama – only black people? I guess if you can vote for this guy in the first place it doesn't matter to you in Mickey Mouse votes...

      July 13, 2012 at 8:53 am |
    • Steveo

      You are very narrow minded! How many times must you be reminded it is NOT skin color (well it is for you lefties) but rather POLICY.

      Earlier you mentioned the Klan. Are you referring to te very Klan that was started by loser Democrats in the South after being defeated in the Civil War? That KLAN??? How in the world is checking ID the same as denying a vote? Didn't some democratic wad get caught with ballots in the truck of his car in Minnesota a couple of years ago? But since Franken won, it was all good right? No wonder you giggle, you probably have a hard time keeping a straight face typing your nonsense!

      July 13, 2012 at 9:17 am |
      • jean2009

        But today the Klan is alive and well and Rednck Rethugliklan operated.

        July 13, 2012 at 10:24 am |
      • Steveo

        Prove it!

        History proves me correct! Your turn!

        July 13, 2012 at 10:25 am |
      • Steveo

        Never mind Jean, don't prove it but answer this. Why are you so certain there are absolutely no democrats in the Klan? I am quit sure you surveyed NONE of them!

        July 13, 2012 at 10:31 am |
      • jean2009

        http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/tea-party-republicans-stand-with-the-new-kkk-what-is-their-connection-to-this-group/question-2578119/

        Read it and weep! There are several other links I can post if you want more.

        July 13, 2012 at 10:51 am |
      • jean2009

        Yet another:
        http://www.nowpublic.com/world/former-gop-rep-klansman-david-duke-may-run-president-2012

        July 13, 2012 at 10:53 am |
      • Steveo

        Once again, is that EVERYBODY? Are you telling me there are absolutely NO Democratic Klansmen? NOT ONE? Yes Jean, there are morons in EVERYparty, including yours!

        You bring up Duke, I bring up Byrd! So what now, Jean?

        July 13, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • Steveo

        Last point Jean, the Black Panthers are all democrats! How many black GOP are panthers, Jean. If we are going to bring up the devil in the GOP, let's bring up the devil on the Dim side as well! As I said Morons are in ALL partys I am wondering though why is it so easy fo rte left to mention the Klan but never a peep about the panthers?

        July 13, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      THE TRUTH HURTS DOESN'T IT REPUBLITARDS? IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH INTELLIGENCE TO REALIZE THAT WHY I HAVE SAID IS NOT BEING RACIST ON MY PART NOR IS IT WRONG. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SEE MY WORDS AND LOOK AT YOURSELVES IN THE MIRROR AND REALIZE IF I AM EVEN TALKING ABOUT YOU. IF THE TRUTH HURTS, THEN IT'S SOME PROGRESS AT LEAST.

      AND STEVEO, SINCE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE KLAN AND THEIR HISTORY I SUGGEST YOU GO ASK THEM WHAT THEIR PARTY AFFILIATION IS NOW. THAT'S ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS. I HOPE YOU SURVIVE THE ENCOUNTER... IF YOU ARE REALLY BLACK THAT IS.

      SERIOUSLY, IF YOU HAVE BEING PAYING ATTENTION AT ALL TO THE REPUBLITARDS, YOU MAY JUST REALIZE THAT EVEN RONALD REAGAN AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN WOULD BE DEEPLY ASHAMED AND THE REPUBLITARDS WOULD JUST GIVE THEM THE FINGER.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      July 13, 2012 at 11:53 am |
      • Steveo

        Once again, it was YOU who first brought up the Klan and now you want to act like it was me! Wow Dude, just wow! No wonder you keep laughing, you struggle to keep a straight face while typing! I don't blame you though, your stuff is hilarious, seriously lacking in truth but hilarious none the less! Comedy Central could use your talents. Oh wait, I have Directv!

        July 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
      • Steveo

        You remind of an old James Brown song:

        "TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING"!

        July 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        STEVEO, YOU SEEM REALLY FIXATED WITH MY LAUGH. DON'T YOU EVER LAUGH IN YOUR FAMILY? DO YOU SMILE?

        AS FOR THE KLAN, YEAH I BROUGHT IT UP COMMENTING AT ANOTHER PERSON BUT YOU BROUGHT IT UP TO ME SO... ARE YOU LOST?

        ANYWAY, STOP BEING SO DEFENSIVE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE'S LAUGHTER. I"M SURE YOU CAN MANAGE IT ONE DAY.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

        July 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
      • Steveo

        Not fixiated just commenting. iIf that is who you are, that is who you are. In fact, your e-laughter make more sense than your words! , Just sayin'!

        July 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
      • jdhartlv

        You should learn how to use the caps button, before calling someone else retard.

        July 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  16. RJC

    Give me PROOF that someone has prevented someone from voting?

    Transportation to a polling place is more of an obstacle than requiring an ID.

    This is a NON ISSUE and Democrats cannot win if they don't make someone a victim

    July 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
  17. Sleepless in Cali

    It is difficult to understand how people of color - who have experienced the sting of racism personally - will now so cruelly inflict that term on others for no reason - just because they can. They continue revel in being a victim and bury their head in the "poor me" sand. So much easier than hard work that can lead to success and self determination. REALLY feel sad for them!

    July 13, 2012 at 10:43 am |
    • Steveo

      100% correct. In the case where people like me decided not to play that game, we were labeled "sell out", "token" , or "Uncle Tom". The same things Condi Rice and Allen West are called now.

      July 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
      • C-Lo

        Question...why wasn't Obama labeled like that? This is an honest question, and I'd like fair feedback–especially from those on the left DEcember–any INTELLIGENT, MATURE input?

        July 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      SO YOU CANNOT CALL A RACIST A RACIST ANYMORE? WHAT'S NEXT? THERE ARE NO PEDOPHILES ANYMORE BECAUSE JERRY SANDUSKY IS IN JAIL? GET REAL.

      I THINK IT'S RATHER PATHETIC THAT SOME OF YOU TREAT THIS LIKE SOME KIND OF GAME BUT THEN AGAIN, WHAT CAN I EXPECT OF REPUBLITARDS. RACISM IS VERY REAL. IT HAPPENS EVERYWHERE. JUST ASK WELLS FARGO.

      July 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
      • C-Lo

        DEcember–there is no doubt that there is racism. The problem is that the term is undermined when objection to policy is met with cries of being racist. I hated Pelosi, Reid, Gore, Biden policy long before Obama became president and started enacting it with relished fervor. If it will make you happy, I will start disagreeing with Pelosi/Reid, and attach Obama's name at the end...something like "Pelosi/Reid's desire to raise taxes through a pseudo-health care plan are rediculous, and I am afraid Obama will sign it into law if it reaches his desk." Or will you now accuse me of mysoginy (for disagreeing with Reid, of course)?

        July 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
      • Steveo

        I have NO problem with you calling out racism when you see and hear it. I do have 2 problems though:

        1. You FAIL to see it in YOUR OWN PARTY! (CBC, Black Panthers, and NAACP)
        2. You so easily label disagreement based upon POLICY as racism! That is moronic in its fullest!
        3. I admit racism exists in SOME on the right and in the middle. When are you going to admit it exists in SOME on the left?
        There are somethings party affiliations cannot erase and racism is one of those things! Your misuse of that word cheapens it!

        July 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        WHAT PARTY WOULD THAT BE? I DON'T RECALL EXPRESSING ANY AFFILIATION. REPUBLITARD IS NOT A PARTY, IT'S A STATE OF INSANITY.

        NAME ONE POLICY OF OBAMA THAT IS SOOOO WRONG THAT HE DESERVES ALL THE DISRESPECT AND OUTRIGHT HATRED HE HAS BEEN GIVEN MORE SO THAN ANY SITTING PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. COME ON RACISTS, YOU CAN COME UP WITH AT LEAST ONE RIGHT? I DIDN'T THINK SO.

        July 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
      • Steveo

        You have address NOTHING I posted. I now dub thee Sammy Davis, Jr, Jr. Rarely has anyone tap danced so hard around a simple post like you!

        July 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  18. California

    People that scream racist for the sake of screaming have nothing to debate or argue with. It shows their abundance of stupidity.

    July 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      THAT'S WHAT ALL RACISTS SAY. IN ANY CASE, YOU CANNOT DEBATE ANYONE TO SAVE YOUR LIFE.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      July 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
      • jdhartlv

        your an idiot.

        July 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        SAYS THE RETARD WITH GRAMMAR ISSUES

        July 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  19. jdhartlv

    We need ID for everything now, get over it.

    July 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      THERE SHOULD BE AND ID FOR PROVING ONE'S OWN INTELLIGENCE. YOU MUST STILL BE WAITING FOR YOURS.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      July 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
  20. daveinla

    NAACP is a racist organization. People need to get it through their head that when Condi Rice and Colin Powell cross from GOP to support Obama in 2008 it was all about race. Eric Holder protects Black Panthers, Al Sharpton has his own program. Please. Wake-up people.

    July 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      I THINK YOU GOT YOUR KLAN HOODIE ON BACKWARDS. THIS IS NOT FOX NEWS.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      July 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  21. Name*Liz Carter

    Beautiful Joe Biden!! Tell it like it is!! I loved it!! You are a man of conviction and truth, no matter what!! I appreciate you Joe!! Obama/Biden 2012!!! Yes we will again!!!

    July 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
    • scott

      Biden beautiful ,he is Obama's attack/lap dog. The man has as much brains as you which is very little,

      July 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
  22. Edgardo

    excellent, Bob. grab a cold one as my way of saying corangts . here's to many more years of B&R, enlightening discussion, boneheads and other things of the day, and a general increase in fan base. what has it felt like to still be creating an amazing legacy?

    July 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm |